We have partnered with FactCheck.org, PolitiFact and the Washington Post. Vote Smart lets you know when some of the most egregious falsehoods have been told.

Any time a user looks up a politician’s public statements and one of those statements has been researched and found to be clearly false by one of our partners, a ... will mark the spot. In addition, the ... in their profile will indicate the number of statements that were selected for research on that politician and found to be clearly false.

Vote Smart simply cross-references the statements we collect with articles written by our fact-checking partners. The statements chosen for review are solely at the discretion of our partners and should NOT be considered a comprehensive review of all the false statements made by all politicians.

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